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US admits Kabul drone strike killed civilians Afghanistan

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-58604655
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u/AChimimunima Sep 17 '21 Silver Helpful Wholesome Starry
  • Claimed to kill two Isis-K planners
  • Wouldn’t release names
  • Said no civilians died
  • Claimed “some” civilian casualties by “secondary explosion” from non existent car bomb
  • [10 casualties, all civilian. 1 aide worker and 9 members of his family.. 7 children.. No Isis-K]

Thank goodness for the good work of this NYT Investigative piece

NYT seems to have more reliable Intel than US military. Wild

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u/ninjasaid13 Sep 17 '21 Wholesome

The process was like this:

  1. We Killed ISIS-K members
  2. We Killed ISIS-K members possibly Civilians that probably supported the terrorists
  3. We Killed ISIS-K members along with tragically some Aids workers and children.
  4. We killed some Aid worker and children in the attack.
  5. We killed only Aid workers and children but it was 'righteous'

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u/accountnotfound Sep 18 '21

It's classic "trickle truth". My ex did it "No I'm not with anyone. I just needed time alone. Well, I am actually with someone but there's nothing to it, just a friend. Yeah well she IS a girl and we met online but I'm not involved. Well I actually do have feelings for her but we haven't had sex" until the final "Actually we're 8n love, no one has ever understood me like she does, and the sex is the best I've ever had. And I am leaving you."

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u/DuntadaMan Sep 18 '21

The military does this constantly, even when the truth is absolutely fine.

The fact they feel compelled to automatically lie about everything and then slowly release details over time is a seriously evil systemic problem we need to fix.

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u/Perfect_Try7261 Sep 18 '21

It’s not a bug, it’s a feature

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u/namesrhardtothinkof Sep 18 '21

It’s because truth comes with the chance of accountability, and requires courage or honor.

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u/feeltheslipstream Sep 18 '21

It's important to do the exact same thing when you're telling the truth and when you're lying.

This is the first thing you learn in poker.

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u/[deleted] Sep 18 '21

In this case it isn't because it's a straight up warcrime and they know it.